Tottenham Hotspur faced off against Fulham at Craven Cottage earlier tonight as they looked to secure maximum points in this London derby. Spurs made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the first half injury-time when Harry Kane found the back of the net with a great effort. Antonio Conte’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Tottenham sat on their lead well in the second 45 minutes and earned a narrow 1-0 win on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham Hotspur player fared during the match against the Cottagers.
GK: Hugo Lloris – 7.5/10
The French keeper made a few crucial saves at the back and secured an important clean sheet away from home.
CB: Cristian Romero – 7/10
Romero won his fair share of aerial duels and didn’t do much wrong at the back.
CB: Eric Dier – 7.5/10
The English talent made a lot of clearances inside his half and engineered one key chance going forward.
CB: Ben Davies – 7/10
He put his foot through the ball when required on the defensive end of the field and was a good presence on the ball.
RM: Emerson Royal – 7/10
Emerson performed his defensive duties well and was a threat down the right flank.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7.5/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders as well.
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 7/10
The talented midfielder got stuck in with some solid tackles to make life tough for the opposition and made one decent chance in the final third.
LM: Ivan Perisic – 7/10
He came back to defend when his teammates needed him but lacked quality in the Fulham half.
RAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 6.5/10
Kulusevski had a couple of lively moments in the game but failed to register a goal.
LAM: Heung-min Son – 6.5/10
He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game but picked up an assist for setting up Kane’s goal.
ST: Harry Kane – 7.5/10
The England international scored the only goal of the game just before the half-time break and was a constant menace in the final third.
RAM: Richarlison – 6/10
He offered very little after coming on as a substitute.
CM: Yves Bissouma – N/A
Bissouma came on for the final few minutes of the derby.